Eurofighter passes 500,000 flying hours

Eurofighter chief executive Volker Paltzo confirmed on November 9 that the Typhoon has passed 500,000 light hours. To mark the occasion, four aircraft, one from the German Luftwafe’s TLG 74, 30+74, another from Italy’s Aeronautica Militare’s 36° Stormo, M.M. 7350/36-55, a Spanish 11 Wing machine, C16-54/11-24 and RAF Typhoon FGR4 ZK434, which was delivered to RAF Coningsby on October 19, were given special paint schemes. Eurofighter said: “Passing the 500,000 lying hours milestone underscores the fact that today Eurofighter Typhoon is the backbone of NATO’s European air defence.” Photo credits, AMI, Eurofighter, BAE Systems